Thursday, April 12, 2012
blueberries in a big blue pot
This rather ridiculously huge blue pot was left by the previous owners, and I've now found a way to put it to good use! Blueberries really dislike our heavy clay, alkaline soil here, even when amended with equally ridiculous amounts of peat moss or other acidifiers. What to do, since I can't stop myself from buying 2-for–1 bushes at the nursery, dreaming of growing my own?
I'm hoping I have success growing them in pots, as suggested by this article. I'm using mostly peat moss and a little compost, and just went ahead and potted both bushes together, since they will need each other for the bees to pollinate them (and who knows if there's even another blueberry bush for miles around!) The varieties are Jersey and Blue crop. Fingers crossed that we may someday have homegrown blueberries - just a handful for fresh eating or enough for a good batch of blueberry pancakes would make me oh.so.happy.